2018 Student Success Scorecard

Foothill College

Foothill College was founded in 1957 as the first of two colleges in the Foothill-De Anza Community College District. The 122-acre campus in the city of Los Altos Hills also serves the communities of Los Altos, Mountain View, Palo Alto and parts of Sunnyvale. The college is known for its award-winning architecture designed by architect Ernest Kump and landscape architect Hideo Sasaki. In addition to a variety of transfer and associate degree programs, the college offers many career advancement and training courses. Foothill prides itself on providing access to outstanding educational opportunities for all students through basic skills training, career preparation, lifelong learning or transfer.

College Profile
Remedial / ESL
Transfer Level Achievement
Persistence
30 Units
Degree Transfer
Career Technical Education
Career Development/College Preparation
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College Profile

The student population and course sections offered described in the tables are based on the 2016-17 academic year. Students represented differ from those included for calculation of Scorecard metrics, which are based on first-time students enrolled in 2011-12.

Total Students
31,565

Gender Rate
Female 51.1%
Male 47.7%
Unknown 1.2%
Age Rate
Less than 20 years old 22.2%
20 to 24 years old 36.2%
25 to 39 years old 28.9%
40 or more years old 12.6%
Unknown 0.1%
Ethnicity/Race Rate
African American 2.8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.1%
Asian 27.2%
Filipino 3.6%
Hispanic 23.0%
Pacific Islander 0.6%
White 33.7%
Two or more Races 4.9%
Unknown 4.0%
Institutional Information Rate
Full Time Equivalent Students 10,627.0
Credit Sections 4,788
Non-Credit Sections 421
Median Credit Section Size 23
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty 48.8%
Percentage of First-Generation Students 26.7%
Student Counseling Ratio (FALL 2014) 770:1
* Insufficient Data ** No Data

Profile - Historical Trend


Year2012-132013-142014-152015-162016-17
Students27,52128,24128,27929,67831,565
Gender
Female53.0%50.6%50.6%50.3%51.1%
Male45.9%48.4%48.4%48.4%47.7%
Unknown1.1%1.0%1.0%1.3%1.2%
Age
Less than 20 years old22.1%22.4%22.2%23.2%22.2%
20 to 24 years old31.6%34.1%35.5%36.3%36.2%
25 to 39 years old27.7%28.2%28.5%28.3%28.9%
40 or more years old18.4%15.3%13.8%12.1%12.6%
Unknown0.1%0.1%0.1%0.1%0.1%
Ethnicity/Race
African American3.6%3.6%3.4%3.1%2.8%
American Indian/Alaska Native0.2%0.2%0.2%0.2%0.1%
Asian23.8%23.9%24.5%25.7%27.2%
Filipino3.1%3.4%3.5%3.5%3.6%
Hispanic20.9%21.4%22.3%22.8%23.0%
Pacific Islander0.7%0.7%0.6%0.6%0.6%
White37.2%35.5%34.0%34.1%33.7%
Two or more Races4.3%4.8%5.0%4.8%4.9%
Unknown6.2%6.5%6.6%5.2%4.0%
Institutional Information
Full Time Equivalent Students10,581.510,614.510,689.810,917.210,627.0
Credit Sections4,5544,4954,6264,6724,788
Non-Credit Sections234280263307421
Median Credit Section Size2525242423
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty53.3%53.9%50.8%50.5%48.8%
Percentage of First-Generation Students**24.9%24.9%*27.8%*26.7%
Student Counseling Ratio838:1675:1890:1751:1770:1
 
* Insufficient data
** No data

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Remedial / ESL

Percentage of credit students tracked for six years through 2011-12 who first enrolled in a course below transfer level in English, mathematics, and/or ESL during 2016-17 and completed a college-level course in the same discipline.

Remedial Math

54.4% N=502
Gender Rate N
Female 57.9 285
Male 50.0 214
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 53.6 276
20-24 54.3 116
25-39 60.7 84
40 OR OVER 42.3 26
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 35.0 40
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 75.8 33
FILIPINO 35.3 17
HISPANIC 50.3 197
PACIFIC ISLANDER 57.1 *
WHITE 65.1 166

Remedial English

54.1%
N=982
Gender Rate N
Female 57.1 492
Male 51.1 485
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 59.8 644
20-24 44.3 192
25-39 43.0 114
40 OR OVER 37.5 32
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 26.3 76
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A N/A
ASIAN 68.4 117
FILIPINO 68.1 47
HISPANIC 50.3 388
PACIFIC ISLANDER 26.9 26
WHITE 60.9 261

Remedial English As Second Language (ESL)

50.9%
N=275
Gender Rate N
Female 49.1 167
Male 54.3 105
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 75.8 66
20-24 62.5 56
25-39 40.4 94
40 OR OVER 28.8 59
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 71.4 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A N/A
ASIAN 57.7 111
FILIPINO 50.0 *
HISPANIC 49.2 63
PACIFIC ISLANDER 66.7 *
WHITE 38.6 83

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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Transfer Level Achievement

The percent of first-time students in 2015-16 who complete 6 units and attempt any Math or English in their first year who complete a transfer-level course in Math or English in their first or second year.

Transfer Level Achievement Math

  1-Year 2-Year
  48.9% N=961 60.9% N=961
Gender Rate N Rate N
Female 47.7 484 60.1 484
Male 49.5 461 61.2 461
Age Rate N Rate N
UNDER 20 51.0 827 62.8 827
20-24 41.6 89 55.1 89
25-39 24.2 33 39.4 33
40 OR OVER 25.0 12 33.3 12
Ethnicity/Race Rate N Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 10.3 29 24.1 29
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 * 0.0 *
ASIAN 75.1 249 84.3 249
FILIPINO 59.6 47 72.3 47
HISPANIC 27.7 303 41.9 303
PACIFIC ISLANDER 11.1 * 22.2 *
WHITE 47.9 217 59.0 217

Transfer Level Achievement English

  1-Year 2-Year
  59.4% N=961 76.7% N=961
Gender Rate N Rate N
Female 62.8 484 81.8 484
Male 55.7 461 70.9 461
Age Rate N Rate N
UNDER 20 62.6 827 78.6 827
20-24 44.9 89 70.8 89
25-39 24.2 33 51.5 33
40 OR OVER 41.7 12 58.3 12
Ethnicity/Race Rate N Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 37.9 29 69.0 29
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 * 0.0 *
ASIAN 59.8 249 81.5 249
FILIPINO 76.6 47 85.1 47
HISPANIC 58.1 303 73.9 303
PACIFIC ISLANDER 22.2 * 55.6 *
WHITE 58.5 217 71.9 217

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Persistence

Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2011-12 tracked for six years through 2016-17 who enrolled in the first three consecutive terms.

Persistence College Prepared

74.0% N=461
Gender Rate N
Female 74.8 206
Male 73.4 248
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 74.9 390
20-24 77.5 40
25-39 63.6 22
40 OR OVER 44.4 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 42.9 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 *
ASIAN 78.8 160
FILIPINO 86.7 15
HISPANIC 75.4 57
PACIFIC ISLANDER 66.7 *
WHITE 72.3 173

Persistence Unprepared For College

66.4%
N=660
Gender Rate N
Female 68.7 342
Male 64.0 311
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 68.9 575
20-24 46.7 45
25-39 54.2 24
40 OR OVER 50.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 65.0 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 77.6 76
FILIPINO 81.3 32
HISPANIC 63.6 261
PACIFIC ISLANDER 58.3 *
WHITE 67.0 182

Persistence Overall

69.5%
N=1,121
Gender Rate N
Female 71.0 548
Male 68.2 559
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 71.3 965
20-24 61.2 85
25-39 58.7 46
40 OR OVER 48.0 25
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 61.7 47
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 50.0 *
ASIAN 78.4 236
FILIPINO 83.0 47
HISPANIC 65.7 318
PACIFIC ISLANDER 60.0 15
WHITE 69.6 355

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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30 Units

Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2011-12 tracked for six years through 2016-17 who achieved at least 30 units.

30 Units College Prepared

79.8% N=461
Gender Rate N
Female 78.2 206
Male 81.0 248
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 81.0 390
20-24 80.0 40
25-39 63.6 22
40 OR OVER 66.7 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 28.6 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 77.5 160
FILIPINO 86.7 15
HISPANIC 82.5 57
PACIFIC ISLANDER 66.7 *
WHITE 83.2 173

30 Units Unprepared For College

70.8%
N=660
Gender Rate N
Female 74.0 342
Male 67.2 311
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 72.2 575
20-24 62.2 45
25-39 66.7 24
40 OR OVER 50.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 55.0 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 81.6 76
FILIPINO 81.3 32
HISPANIC 68.2 261
PACIFIC ISLANDER 50.0 *
WHITE 74.7 182

30 Units Overall

74.5%
N=1,121
Gender Rate N
Female 75.5 548
Male 73.3 559
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 75.8 965
20-24 70.6 85
25-39 65.2 46
40 OR OVER 56.0 25
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 51.1 47
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 78.8 236
FILIPINO 83.0 47
HISPANIC 70.8 318
PACIFIC ISLANDER 53.3 15
WHITE 78.9 355

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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Degree Transfer - Completion

Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2011-12 tracked for six years through 2016-17 who completed a degree, certificate or transfer-related outcomes.

Degree Transfer College Prepared

75.5% N=461
Gender Rate N
Female 77.2 206
Male 73.8 248
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 77.4 390
20-24 72.5 40
25-39 50.0 22
40 OR OVER 66.7 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 57.1 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 88.1 160
FILIPINO 73.3 15
HISPANIC 59.6 57
PACIFIC ISLANDER 33.3 *
WHITE 72.3 173

Persistence Unprepared For College

49.8%
N=660
Gender Rate N
Female 54.7 342
Male 44.7 311
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 52.3 575
20-24 33.3 45
25-39 37.5 24
40 OR OVER 25.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 20.0 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 73.7 76
FILIPINO 56.3 32
HISPANIC 42.5 261
PACIFIC ISLANDER 33.3 *
WHITE 57.7 182

Persistence Overall

60.4%
N=1,121
Gender Rate N
Female 63.1 548
Male 57.6 559
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 62.5 965
20-24 51.8 85
25-39 43.5 46
40 OR OVER 40.0 25
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 25.5 47
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 83.5 236
FILIPINO 61.7 47
HISPANIC 45.6 318
PACIFIC ISLANDER 33.3 15
WHITE 64.8 355

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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Career Technical Education

Percentage of students completing more than eight units in courses classified as career technical education (or apprenticeship ) in a single discipline for the first time in 2011-12 tracked for six years through 2016-17 who completed a degree, certificate, apprenticeship or transfer-related outcomes.

Career Technical Education College Overall

43.0% N=1,860
Gender Rate N
Female 46.8 865
Male 40.1 970
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 77.5 285
20-24 45.1 523
25-39 32.3 747
40 OR OVER 33.4 305
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 42.3 71
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 50.0 *
ASIAN 47.0 466
FILIPINO 52.9 70
HISPANIC 41.6 317
PACIFIC ISLANDER 44.4 *
WHITE 41.1 755

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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Career Development and College Preparation (Non-credit)

Percentage of students tracked for six years through 2016-17, who started first time in 2011-12 in a Career Development and College Preparation course and completed a degree, certificate or transfer-related outcomes.

Career Development and College Preparation (Non-credit) Overall

83.9% N=533
Gender Rate N
Female 83.8 260
Male 83.6 269
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 92.2 218
20-24 86.8 151
25-39 68.0 103
40 OR OVER 75.9 58
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 66.7 42
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 92.8 194
FILIPINO N/A N/A
HISPANIC 78.7 122
PACIFIC ISLANDER 75.0 *
WHITE 82.4 125

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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SkillsBuilder

The median percentage change in wages for students who completed higher level CTE coursework in 2014-2015 and left the system without receiving any type of traditional outcome such as transfer to a four year college or completion of a degree or certificate.

Career Builder - Mediam Earnings Change

+41.6% N=1,412
Disciplines with the highest enrollment Median percentage change Total N
Accounting 123.3% 390
Child Development/Early Care and Education 25.9% 176
Fire Academy 17.2% 149
Electrical 60.9% 127
Educational Technology 15.9% 106
Sheet Metal and Structural Metal 65.6% 97
Business Administration 166.8% 91
Emergency Medical Services 86.4% 82
Graphic Art and Design 27.0% 66
Plumbing, Pipefitting and Steamfitting 48.7% 65

*: Cohort fewer than 10 students

Skills Builder - Demographics

Gender Median Percentage Change Total N
Female 28.3% 629
Male 52.0% 764
Age Median Percentage Change Total N
UNDER 20 219.3% 33
20-24 148.9% 394
25-39 38.4% 703
40 OR OVER 13.8% 282
Ethnicity/Race Median Percentage Change Total N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 10.7% 36
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 69.6% *
ASIAN 80.9% 304
FILIPINO 24.2% 42
HISPANIC 48.7% 305
PACIFIC ISLANDER 17.7% *
WHITE 29.5% 603

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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